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Minor in Russian Area Studies

Student Studying RussianUndergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Russian Area Studies. Students completing this area studies minor will be able to communicate in Russian and gain an awareness and understanding of the influences of that language on business, economics, fine arts, history, literature, and political science that are parts of Russian heritage and culture.  These minors complement many liberal arts and professional majors whose careers and interests are enhanced by exposure to related cultural elements.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.



REQUIRED COURSES

The student minoring in Russian Area Studies must complete the following:

Required Russian Language Courses (3 to 12 credits)*

RUS
 1
Elementary Russian I 3
RUS  2
Elementary Russian II 3
RUS  3 Intermediate Russian I 3
RUS
 4 Intermediate Russian II 3

*Students with demonstrated proficiency in Russian may be placed in RUS 3 or 4.  These students will need to complete additional Russian Area electives to satisfy the minor. 

Elective Russian Area Studies Courses (6 to 15 credits)*

RUS  7 Introduction to Russian Culture 1.5
RUS  24 Intensive Conversation and Creative Writing I 3
RUS  25 Intensive Conversation and Creative Writing II 3
RUS  30 Russian Culture (Ancient-1917) and Civilization 3
RUS  31 Russian Culture and Civilization (1917-Present) 3
RUS  70
Contemporary Culture and Civilization in Russia 3
RUS/WLT
 38
New Voices in Russian Literature
3
RUS/WLT  46
Russian Literature from 1800-1917
3
RUS/WLT  47
Russian Literature from 1917-Present
3
RUS/WLT
 48
Dostoyevsky 3
RUS/WLT  49
Tolstoy
3
WLT
 20
Short Works of Russian Literature 1.5
WLT  37 The Making of the Superhero 3
WLT  39
Horror in Literature
3
ART  70
Modern Art
3
CIN  1
The Art of the Film/1900-1930
3
ECO  41
International Economics
3
ECO  44
The Transition Economies of Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union
3
HIS  168
Russia Since 1917
3
POL
 69
Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
3
POL  71
Russian Government and Politics
3